Samsung admits to trolling HTC
0. phoneArena 16 Apr 2013, 18:58 posted on
It looks like the Taiwanese investigation of Samsung will be pretty short, because the Korean company has admitted to hiring trolls to bad-mouth HTC on the web. The investigation began after a Taiwanese website, called TaiwanSamsungLeaks, accused Samsung of hiring people to criticize HTC on the web...
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67. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Personally, I don't mind polycarbonate. I don't own a Samsung device but the cries for metal are getting deafening. How long will it take for them to listen?
91. Steebie (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)
Also agree that it doesn't need to be metal but it does need to feel nice in the hand.
9. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
if trolling is childish. what do you call a company that copies the ideas behind an open hardware event and patents those ideas after careful optimization of hardware design os design. continues to refine other open ended devices by patenting them. and eventually sues and shuts down any innovation due to patents.
66. stealthd (unregistered)
I'd love to know who this company is, because all that nonsense doesn't describe who I think you're thinking of.
11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13555; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Wow this is a new low for Samsung. They have to resort to trolling now? Bad enough they violated patents.
31. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
what was phil doing before the galaxy s4 event i wonder
50. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I wonder what company pays you to troll
14. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)
samsung sucks when someone does this is because they scared and they know the s4 comes short and the htc one is on top
16. tiara6918 (Posts: 2042; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
That was a bad move for Samsung. You should compete with your opponents in a fair manner and trolling is a terrible action
19. ImHungry (Posts: 17; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)
thats cheap. they should battle each other in sales. s4 for htc one.
20. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
I knew I wasn't that unpopular. Most of my thumbs downs were from paid trolls, right guys? Right...?
23. shnibz (Posts: 309; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)
Wow. That's sad, they already sell way more phones than HTC. Is Samsung afraid people will wise up and realize that HTC makes a higher quality handset than them?
26. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)
One could infer that from Sammy's classless action here, but it is all about personal preference. That, and Sammy has a much larger advertising budget than HTC seeing as how Sammy makes damn near anything and everything from refrigerators to TVs to phones and computers, components, and all manner of other appliances.
Good comparison of David vs Goliath, and don't think that David is going to win this sales battle unless a miracle happens.....
30. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
As far as i know, samsung taiwan is d sole responsble for such move. . Maybe they felt so much heat in d country of htc and thats it.. i hate what theyv done, it makes me so disgraced of being a fan of samsung :)
36. papss (unregistered)
Listen there is nothing that they do that corporate doesn't know about and sign off on..
52. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
I dont think so.., any business segments have their own control with their respectve segment thats why there are also management fraud whch arent absolutely detected by the higher corporate governnce.. ;)
35. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
higher quality handset that people will put a case on anyway so whats the point
29. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)
Shame on dem :)
Hmm PA can u confrm if this is samsung move in general or just SamsungTaiwan.. coz i heard it is d spcfc shameful move of samsung taiwan..
33. papss (unregistered)
The one doesn't need to out sale the S4 for me to want to buy it... I despise SS for there lazy design and standard copy mentality... I don't reward imitation and blatant theft and now slandering.. I hope that all manufactures continue to win law suites against them until it forces them to change their mindset
42. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Mine will be here Thursday. Pretty stoked.
47. papss (unregistered)
I want the one myself.. I'd be stoked too..
46. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
But i think you love big lies which nokia use to tell....
yea i know this is shameful act from samsung...i feel bad for this being the fan of samsung...every corporate use to do this but this thing has come to light....
48. papss (unregistered)
I don't like lies from anyone.. This was my first Nokia and know very little about their past products so no I don't love their lies.. Doesn't change the fact that this is a pathetic thing SS did
53. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Yea i do accept samsung is pathetic in taiwan..because it's the home ground of htc...
34. Aeires (unregistered)
After reading the same comments from some people here and other tech sites, doesn't surprise me a bit. It's one thing to speak your mind or be wrong, it's quite different to keep doing it all the time. Some people are like broken records, but not just for Samsung.
55. howardbarrett (Posts: 45; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)
so that's what all that trolling was on HTC's facebook page. it's a shame they're only being fined in taiwan. hiring trolls is just pitiful.
70. ahhxd717 (Posts: 332; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)
I like how Samsung fans are trying to somehow make this Ok. If apple hired people to troll on samsung, it would be an abominable sin.